Appeals Court orders temporary halt on San Diego Unified vaccine mandate

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SAN DIEGO - A federal appeals court has granted a request from a 16-year-old Scripps Ranch High School student and her parents who sued to block the San Diego Unified School District's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, one day before students were required to get their first dose.The suit filed last month in San Diego federal court on behalf of the family -- identified as John, Jane and Jill Doe in the complaint -- stated that the high school junior's religious beliefs -- specifically her opposition to abortion -- prohibit her from getting the vaccine.Paul Jonna, an attorney representing the family, has said his clients are opposed to taking the vaccines "because they were all either made or tested using aborted fetal cells.''Jonna said, "Our clients are firmly pro-life and refuse to b
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